Straight from the camera - resized only:
A crop (original of the crop is 1844 x 1229, but not sure how to get that into flickr)
EXIF doesn't tell the truth because Canon stacked extenders don't register.
300 mm f/2.8 + stacked 1.4x, 2x extenders - equivalent to 840mm f/8
Handheld, 1/60 second!!!! (this is where image stabilization comes into play). Non-enthusiasts may want to know that the old rule of thumb is that for such a focal length, I need to have a shutter speed of 1/840 seconds or faster. My upper arm was braced against my chest, but still, I'm not *that* steady.)
This is simply incredible, amazing technology!
PS: I'm thinking that just like the focal length recorded in the EXIF is no longer correct with stacked extenders, perhaps the shutter speed is also not correct. I'll try without extenders in similar light and see if a f/8 exposure really is 1/60 seconds. Since the sun is already setting, I'll have to try some other day.
Noted for June 19, 2013
43 minutes ago